The '''National Endowment for the Arts''' ('''NEA''') is an independent agency of the United States federal government
that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence.
It was created by an act of the Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress
in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. The NEA has its offices in Washington, D.C.
It was awarded Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre
in 1995, as well as the Special Tony Award